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On the south bank of the River Thames, the Plaza on the River is less than one kilometer from the Tate Britain museum complex, Labeth Bridge, Victoria Tower and Westminster Palace. London Heathrow Airport is 25 kilometers away.

Hotel Features. The Plaza on the River's riverfront offers stunning views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. The reception area features warm woods, fresh flower arrangements and soft lights. The multilingual staff at the 24 hour front desk offers amenities that include concierge services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby and translation services.

The Chino Latino Brasserie offers up fusion cuisines from China, Thai, Japanese and the Mediterranean. The Chino Latino Bar & Lounge serves beverages and snacks and features a backlit bar with leather sofas, banquettes and armchairs. The fitness center offers cardiovascular equipment and free weights. The hotel's featured conference room, The Thames Room, provides views of the River Thames and London through the floor to ceiling windows. Internet access is available in the public areas for a fee.

Guestrooms. All of the 66 suites in the 11 floor Plaza on the River feature hardwood floors in the living areas and carpeting in the bedroom areas with caramel colored wood paneling and furniture. Room amenities include complimentary bottled water, tea/coffeemakers and in room safes. The private bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and feature Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Most of the guestrooms offer floor to ceiling glass walls with spectacular riverside views. Wireless Internet access is available.

Expert Tip. The South Bank's latest and most inviting restaurant is the Chino Latino Brasserie and Bar in the Plaza on the River. In its first year, the restaurant received top flight reviews London's leading nightlife and gourmet magazines.



51 Buckingham Gate Luxury Suites and Apartments are located in the St James's area of central London, England. The property lies 600 metres from Buckingham Palace, 800 metres from the Houses of Parliament, and two miles from the British Museum.
Hotel Features. This seven storey apart hotel is set in three Victorian buildings, built in traditional style in 1894, and features a courtyard with a fountain. The services of a floor butler and a porter are available, and there is also 24 hour room service. The hotel has a dedicated concierge desk on site, complimentary newspapers are on offer in the lobby, and the air conditioned public areas have wireless Internet access (surcharge).

Bistro 51 serves English and French dishes in a contemporary setting, and offers a pre theatre menu. afternoon tea is also served in the courtyard garden. The Library serves a fusion of English and French cooking in a traditional setting, and Quilon serves south Indian specialities. The Bank Westminster and Zander Bar offers a modern menu with a British twist, in a conservatory dining room overlooking the courtyard.

The hotel gym has a team of personal trainers and includes fitness equipment, saunas, steam rooms and a solarium. At the spa treatments include massages, manicures, and facials.

Suites. The 86 suites have contemporary pastel decor, modern furnishings, separate sitting areas and kitchenettes. All are equipped with satellite television with pay movies, high speed Internet connections (surcharge), CD and DVD players, and fax machines. Other standard amenities include climate control, safes, minibars and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms have designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, televisions, and telephones. In room massage is also available.

Expert Tip. The exterior of the hotel features what is said to be the longest frieze in the world, and is decorated with scenes from Shakespeare's plays.






Sofitel St James London is located in the prestigious St James district of London, England, within 300 metres of Piccadilly Circus, Piccadilly Circus underground station, and Trafalgar Square.
Hotel Features. Blending contemporary French modernism and traditional British design, the reception area of Sofitel St James London features high ceilings, thick carpets, and rich colours. Located in the lobby is St James Bar, recreating the atmosphere of a gentleman's club with its mahogany parquet floors, black leather chairs, and fireplace. The smoke free hotel offers a health club with a steam room and fitness equipment available 24 hours a day.

Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Brasserie Roux, a classic French brasserie set beneath tall ceilings and 15 foot high arching windows. The contemporary decor features buttercup yellow walls and red and green upholstered furniture.

There are eight contemporary suites available for board meetings and banquets, and wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel for a surcharge.

Books on French and English culture are available in the hotel's library, housed in the Rose Lounge, which features a feminine decor blending subtle pink and cream hues and featuring a 50s chandelier. Afternoon tea with a French twist is available here, and a harpist or pianist plays every afternoon and evening.

Guestrooms. Sofitel St James London offers 186 guestrooms designed by Pierre Yves Rochon with rich fabrics in shades of chocolate, almond, and olive, lacquered mahogany furniture, and thick carpets. The guestrooms have air conditioning, satellite television, safes, multi line phones, and minibars. Bathrooms offer heated towel racks, heated mirrors, bathrobes, and slippers.



Threadneedles Hotel is located opposite the Bank of England in The City, the historic financial district of central London, UK. The hotel is five blocks from St Paul's Cathedral, 500 metres from Tower Bridge and 800 metres from the Tower of London. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern gallery are within 500 metres over the Millennium Bridge. Bank Tube station is 250 metres from the hotel.

Hotel Features. Converted from a 19th century banking hall, Threadneedles is a Conde Nast Top 100 hotel. Period details include an ornate stained glass dome that spills light into the lobby and lounge.

High Victorian ceilings and neoclassical columns decorate Bonds, the Threadneedles Hotel's restaurant, which has a modern French menu featuring delicacies such as Venison with Pumpkin Puree, and Prune and Armagnac Souffle. Bond's Bar has polished dark wood fixtures and leather backed chairs.

There are meeting rooms on site, and Merchant Taylors Hall, a large conference venue, is next door. Wireless Internet access is available (surcharge).

The hotel offers in room Thai or aromatherapy massages (surcharge), and use of a nearby fitness centre (discounted rate).

Guestrooms. The hotel's 69 air conditioned rooms are decorated in warm tones and have wireless Internet access (surcharge), cable television, minibars, iPod docks, and complimentary bottled water. Limestone bathrooms have bathrobes and complimentary designer toiletries.

Expert Tip. When guests arrive at the hotel they are given a set of personalised business cards printed with their names and the contact details of the hotel.